Overall, it kills more than AIDS and breast, colon, pancreatic, and prostate cancer combined.2,3 But as many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment.4
Time to fluids
Time to IV antibiotics
Title: Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016
Authors: Rhodes A, Evans LE, Alhazzani W et al.
Publication: Intensive Care Med 2017:1-74. DOI: 10.1007/s00134-017-4683-6.
“While establishing vascular access and initiating aggressive fluid resuscitation are very important when managing patients with sepsis or septic shock, prompt IV infusion of antimicrobial agents is also a priority. This may require additional vascular access ports. Intraosseous access, which can be quickly and reliably established (even in adults), can be used to rapidly administer the initial doses of any antimicrobial.”